June 29, 2015

"Notorious subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz is going nuts over the possible eviction of his beloved three-legged squirrel... named Glinda’s Sister...."

"Goetz’s attorney, Spencer Sheehan, argues in documents filed in Housing Court that the landlord of the W. 14th St. apartment hasn’t proven that the 'alleged squirrel' actually belongs to the animal family of sciuridae, which is banned in city housing and also includes chipmunks, marmots and prairie dogs...."
The landlord had charged in May that Goetz — who gained notoriety after he shot four black men who he said tried to mug him on the subway in 1984 — turned the apartment into a hoarder’s dump packed with gross garbage, including a “habitrail” of cardboard boxes for the squirrel. Neighbors told the Daily News in May that Goetz is now known in the building as “Squirrel Man.”...

“He says he can’t find it,” Sheehan said. “You know, the alleged squirrel.”

Robert Holland, the attorney for the landlord...  “A neighbor is complaining about something screeching in the walls”....

18 comments:

Robert Cook said...

I always said, even at the time, Goetz was no "hero" but a nutcase with a grudge.

Mary Beth said...

I hope the neighbor is complaining about something scratching, "something screeching in the walls" sounds disturbing.

gspencer said...

Maybe the squirrel has a Death Wish.

Bob R said...

Alleged Squirrel WBAGNFARB.

tim maguire said...

It's a sad state of affairs when the subway shooter is better known as "squirrel man."

Ann Althouse said...

"I always said, even at the time, Goetz was no "hero" but a nutcase with a grudge."

Nut... squirrel... come on... you're so close to a wisecrack...

Bob Boyd said...

"A neighbor is complaining about something screeching...."

Somebody just needs to oil its little wheelchair.

Bob Boyd said...

When asked about the alleged squirrel's injuries, Goetz mumbled something about a "hunting accident."

Bob Boyd said...

Even a crippled squirrel finds a nut once in awhile.

MadisonMan said...

@Bob Boyd, mission accomplished for the squirrel.

The jokes here write themselves.

Mark said...

He was just entertaining Yoko Ono. Celebrity nutjobs have to stick together.

Laslo Spatula said...

Related: Richard Gere's gerbil remains unlocated.

Because it has to go there.

I am Laslo.

Bob Boyd said...

"Related: Richard Gere's gerbil remains unlocated."

But the screeching has stopped.

K in Colorado said...

Just wait until the thing dies in the wall. Vary common when I lived in TX, they get in your attic, get down between the walls and die. Whatever room it's near stinks for months unless you cut open your drywall to find it.

David said...

How do you go nuts if you already are nuts.

Goju said...

Enough is enough. Bernie already had his 15 minutes of fame. Time for him to sep aside and give someone else their turn.

Kzookitty said...

Only (four-legged) animals allowed in NYC are lap dogs and sewer rats...not that you can tell the difference.
kzookitty

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Robert Cook said...
I always said, even at the time, Goetz was no "hero" but a nutcase with a grudge.
6/29/15, 7:03 AM

Doesn't mean he was wrong or that evil came or it. Even a blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut. Even a nut may shoot the right people. Isn't the world full of holy fools in every culture, and in every culture have a certain amount of special dispensation? If you want to be mad because this born victim stood up on his hind legs and bit back, you should probably focus on the jury.